I am a British journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Monocle, The Economist, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal.

From 2009 to 2013, I lived in China where I worked as the associate editor and books editor for Time Out Beijing and the arts editor for Time Out Shanghai.

In Asia, I covered the aftermath of the 2011 Japanese tsunami, travelled to Pyongyang to write about tourism in North Korea and met the “lover hunters” who help Chinese millionaires find wives. I was also an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, reporting from Beijing for the blog Latitude: Views From Around the World.

In 2014, I moved to Australia, where I became the Sydney correspondent for Monocle magazine and M24 Radio. I spent a night in a brothel to report on the exploding sex work industry in the mining boom-town Perth; questioned whether the growing market for male escorts in Sydney is really a sign of female sexual liberation; and flew to the end of the earth to profile the world’s wackiest museum. I also covered arts and culture across the country for The GuardianThe Spectator, and The New York Times. 

I now live in Brooklyn.